When Philip was searching for a piece of property, a water source of some sort was a required feature on the homestead. The main creek runs right through the middle of the property, but there are also several other areas that have flowing water depending on the time of the year and the weather. In all of our trips to Kowalski Mountain we hadn’t yet seen the extremes, until 2020. In 2020 we saw both extremes, a dry creek bed and also the highest water flow in decades causing serious flooding along the creek!
Video of the Flooding at Kowalski Mountain
We have a limited amount of time on the homestead so Philip was out mowing any chance he got. We learned really quickly what a blessing it was that our neighbor used to do all the bush hogging before we arrived at Kowalski Mountain. It takes Philip several days to do it now when we arrive. Thankfully it wasn’t storming, just pouring!
Footbridge: A Necessity
I was so thankful for the foot bridge to be able to cross the creek! The entire camp was flooded, the nice thing about a smaller group, was everyone stayed in the RV, rather than tents.
The neighbors told us they have never seen the creek so high!
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About the Author: Barbra-Sue Kowalski grew up on a small hobby farm. She was always drawn to farm life, however, she was stuck in an urban life far from her roots. Barbra-Sue was a single mom for 13 years, raising her 3 children on her own. She met Philip in 2018 and they married in 2021. Between the two of them, they have 5 grown children and 4 grandchildren. These empty nesters are following their dreams! As they both turn 50, they are building their off-grid homestead to live the life that they dream about. Learn more about Philip and Barbra-Sue here. Contact them here. To leave a comment on this post, please scroll down.